.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 680, the first engrossment, as amended by
the author's delete everything amendment (H0680DE3), as follows:
Page 2, delete lines 9 to 19 and insert:
"Sec. 2. LEGISLATIVE REVIEW.
1.5The Office of Energy Security shall, prior to expending any stimulus funds, submit
1.6to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
1.7committees with primary jurisdiction over energy policy and finance the criteria it
1.8proposes to use to rank the programs in articles 2 to 4 in order to allocate stimulus funding
1.9among the programs. Comments on the proposed criteria must be submitted to the Office
1.10of Energy Security within ten working days of receipt of the criteria. The Office of Energy
1.11Security shall consider the comments before establishing the final allocation criteria, and
1.12shall submit a report on the amount of stimulus funds allocated to each of the programs
1.13under articles 2 to 4 to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house
1.14of representatives committees with primary jurisdiction over energy policy and finance
1.15within ten working days of establishing the stimulus funding allocations.
1.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 3, delete sections 2 to 4 and insert:
"Sec. 2. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING
1.20The Office of Energy Security must coordinate the use of stimulus funds with the
1.21local public building enhanced energy-efficiency program under Minnesota Statutes,
1.22section 216C.43. The Office of Energy Security shall prioritize lighting upgrades, energy
1.23recommissioning, and other cost-effective energy projects that are ready for immediate
1.24implementation. Stimulus funds may be used for, but are not limited to, grants for a portion
1.25of costs incurred by local governments to implement energy efficiency improvements
1.26under the local public building enhanced energy-efficiency program. The Office of Energy
1.27Security may require a local government, as a condition of receiving a grant, to commit to
2.1implement future activities, including, but not limited to, staff training, that are designed
2.2to create additional energy or operating savings to the local government. The Office of
2.3Energy Security shall coordinate with the Department of Education to prioritize school
2.4district projects for funding under this section, consistent with the principles of statewide
2.5geographic distribution of projects, optimized energy savings, and an improved learning
2.6environment for schoolchildren.
2.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 3. STATE GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
2.9The Department of Administration shall develop a plan and procedures to select,
2.10fund, and implement projects using stimulus funds. The plan and procedures shall
2.11prioritize lighting upgrades, energy recommissioning, and other cost-effective energy
2.12projects that are ready for immediate implementation. Funds may be used for, but are not
2.13limited to, grants for a portion of costs incurred by state agencies in implementing energy
2.14efficiency improvements. The Department of Administration may require a state agency,
2.15as a condition of receiving stimulus funds, to commit to implement future activities,
2.16including, but not limited to, staff training, that are designed to create additional energy
2.17or operating savings to the state agency.
2.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 4, delete section 5 and insert:
"Sec. 5. RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS.
2.21The Office of Energy Security shall coordinate with the Minnesota Housing Finance
2.22Agency to use stimulus funds in conjunction with the Minnesota Housing Finance
2.23Agency's existing financing programs to improve energy efficiency in dwellings.
2.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 5, line 8, delete "sections 2 to 6
" and insert "articles 2 to 4
Page 5, line 11, delete "sections 2
" and insert "articles 2 to 4
Page 5, line 12, delete "to 6
" and after "by
" insert "state and
Page 5, line 26, delete "GRANTS
" and insert "REBATES
Page 5, line 27, delete "grants
" and insert "rebates
Page 5, line 29, delete "and
Page 5, line 30, after "Act
" insert "; and
Page 5, after line 30, insert:
"(3) provide electricity to:
2.34(i) a homeowner's primary residence; or
2.35(ii) a business, with 20 or fewer full-time employees.
Page 5, line 32, delete "grant award
" and insert "rebate
Page 6, line 1, delete "grant
" and insert "rebate
Page 6, line 4, delete "make grants
" and insert "award rebates
Page 6, line 21, after "BUILDINGS
" insert "AND SCHOOLS
Page 6, line 22, after the second "to
" insert "; (1)
Page 6, line 24, after "buildings
" insert "; or (2) to school districts to pay the costs of
3.7installing solar energy projects to generate energy used in K-12 schools.
Page 6, line 25, delete "commercial
Page 7, line 2, after "years
" insert ", which determination, for a school, must be
3.10based on enrollment projections
Page 7, line 8, delete "local government
" and insert "building in which the project is
3.12located, and with the public building enhanced energy efficiency program under section
3.13216C.43, if applicable.
Page 7, line 13, delete "swimming pool
Page 7, delete section 3
Page 9, after line 8, insert:
"Sec. 3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
3.18The Office of Energy Security must establish a grant program to award grants
3.19to local units of government to enhance energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
3.20Energy-efficiency and conservation block grant funds may be used for grants for planning,
3.21consultant services, energy audits, implementing energy-efficient building codes and
3.22inspection services, energy efficiency renovations, and the installation of renewable
3.23energy devices deployed on public buildings.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly